For those coming from Braidwood it is possibly useful to know that Wilson Rd, which runs from the main street past the dunnies becomes signed as Little River Road. Google Maps and Google Earth seem to call this Budawang Rd, which caused a little confusion in my mind. However if one ploughs straight ahead along Wilson Rd all works out OK. When you get to Mongarlowe take a right turn and keep an eye out for the fire shed, going behind it to get to the cemetery. Possibly check out the interesting decor of the houses en route.
We particularly liked the bird feeder in the background!
On getting to the cemetery we were greeted by a local resident who appeared to be either communing with the departed or escorting her goat (Tillie by name) around the premises.
We avoided a confrontation between the small dog and Tillie! Given that a goat - albeit a placid specimen - was in the vicinity we were amazed to find any vegetation left in the area.
Anyhow, we followed Denis's Google earth image and found some Corunastylis oligantha, the Mongarlowe Midge Orchid, very promptly. Photos were taken!
Quite a lot of the plants seemed to have 'gone over' to use the orchid persons euphemism of choice for "having been fertilised and passed the torch to the next generation". 'Gone over' certainly has the benefit of brevity!
The Eriochilus cuculata were in profusion: I cannot understand how Tillie had been so slack on the job. The range of tones in the Parsons Bands was quite impressive (this image is a combination: I couldn't find two with this level of contrast side by each in the cemetery). Note yet again how 'un-hairy' the sepals are.
We then took ourselves off to the 50kph sign on Charley's Forest Rd to search for other goodies. Lots of E. cuculatus and eventually some more Corunastylis oligantha (I think - see image below).
We also found a few other plants in flower. herewith some images.
a later post.